West Africa: France Seeks UN Backing to Fight Jihadists in West Africa

France on Tuesday asked the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region. A draft resolution circulated to the 15-member council would give the Sahel force a UN mandate to « use all necessary means » to « combat terrorism, drug trafficking and trafficking in persons, » according…

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